Shopping for Colours?

DSC_5942DSC_5952If you like colours, India is the right place to be. You can find tops in exactly any colour you would want, and then find the legging and scarf, dupatta, to go exactly with it.


Sri Krishna Sweets

DSC_5875DSC_5882I did not only fell in love with the Indian food, Indian sweets were totally in my taste too. Well, they are all extremely sweet. But the combination of nuts and spices are just irresistible.

When passing a sweet store (Sri Krishna Sweets) I immediately recognized one of my favorites: the big yellow balls called Laddu. I asked sis to take my wallet and buy some for us to take home. While she was queuing up I took some photos of the small stall.

Then the most funny thing happened: all the workers were posing for my photos, and they all tried to stand tall so they would be visible over the very high desk. “I was waiting and waiting” sis complained afterwards. “But it didn’t matter what any of us costumers said. As long as you help up the camera noone wanted to move and miss out of the chance of being in your photo!” After some wait we finally got our sweets, and we could return home with our extra evening snack.

Goodbyes at Chennai Central

DSC_5851The Big Day finally came: the day when I had the luck to come to the Chennai Central Railway Station. (Remember what I wrote in the post about the fish market?)

It was the day when our friends were leaving town, and we were joking about where in the world we will be meeting next time.

DSC_5843DSC_5857Next time I come to India we have to do a train ride. It’s a must do!

Maybe the Darjeeling train line can tempt you for a visit?



Tiffin dreams

DSC_5920The Indian utensil stores are so different from back home. We sneaked into this one and I marveled at the metal boxes, bowls cooking tools which were standing exactly everywhere. Even the roof were full of hanging bowls.

I liked the tiffin boxes the best. (Did anyone see the lunchbox? You can watch the trailer here. )I dream about one day making my lunch and bringing in a box like this. But I am not sure why this box below comes with a spoon. Who needs a spoon when you can eat with your hands? ;)